Many people think they have the mental strength and willpower to give up smoking cigarettes cold turkey without any preparation, which is why many fail. Nicotine is highly addictive and is up there with heroin, amphetamines, and other addictive substances, and it can be highly challenging to quit. However, you can significantly increase your chances of successfully quitting when you prepare yourself and use one of the many NRTs (nicotine replacement therapy) you can use to control your urges to smoke. Below are a few options you can consider using to increase your chances of success and hopefully live a smoke-free life.
You can purchase nicotine lozenges from pharmacies and supermarkets, and they are similar to hard-boiled sweets and are available in various flavours. They are also available in different nicotine strengths, and when you feel an urge to smoke increasing, put one in your mouth and suck on it. It will release nicotine into your system and help you control your cravings.
Dissolvable Nicotine Strips
You may also want to consider dissolvable nicotine strips available in several flavours and different nicotine strengths. When you feel you want a cigarette, put a nicotine strip on your tongue and push it to the roof of your mouth. It will release the nicotine that will help you control your urges and stop you from having a cigarette.
A Vaping Device
Vaping is another NRT you can use that is popular with millions of people worldwide. You can use various types of vaping devices, and there is an assortment of delicious vape juice flavours you can try to enhance the vaping experience. There are options from 0mg to 20mg+ of nicotine in the vast array of available flavours, so there is something to suit all needs.
You can also consider using nicotine patches, which you can place on any part of your skin and will last for around 24 hours. You can get the nicotine patches in different nicotine strengths, which help keep a constant nicotine level in your body, so you do not feel any urges or cravings to smoke a cigarette.
Another option you can consider using is nicotine gum, which is ideal if you like to chew gum. There are a few different flavours of nicotine gum available, and you can get it in various nicotine strengths. Place a piece of gum in your mouth and start chewing when you feel the desire to smoke is stronger, and it will help curb your cravings.
Another NRT you can use to help make it easier to quit smoking is a nicotine spray, and there are two types of spray available. The first is a nasal spray which comes in a pump bottle, and you administer it through the nose, spraying it when you feel an urge to smoke. The second option is an oral spray, which is also in a pump bottle, but you spray this onto the back of your mouth and throat. There are various nicotine strengths available in these sprays, and they are an effective delivery method that can help you control your nicotine addiction and ween yourself off it.